Baby boomers can be active participants on social media. At 58 years old, I am living proof of that.
In 1966, when 13-, 14- and 15-inch sizes were commonplace at the replacement level, two of the most popular tire sizes were 6.95x14 and 7.35x14.
A sensor-transmitter integrated with a valve (installed on each wheel) on 2004-2012 Nissan Pathfinders transmits a detected air pressure signal in the form of a radio wave.
In 1956, George Simon and John Sori founded Reliable Tire Co., a wholesale tire distributor originally based in Camden, N.J., near Philadelphia. They sold multiple brands, including private brands, from a single warehouse.
In European countries, Hankook is positioned as a first tier brand, and my vision in the U.S. is to achieve that goal.” This one short sentence by Hankook Tire America Corp. President Hee-Se Ahn set the tone for the company’s Partner’s Day meeting held last month in Liberia, Costa Rica.
If the Tire Pros franchise of American Tire Distributors Inc. (ATD) was a chain of stores operated by a single independent dealer, it would rank No. 3 on the 2015 Modern Tire Dealer 100 list.
For my first Modern Tire Dealer column, I am going to modify the journalistic concept of “Report, Inference and Judgment” to managing your businesses. I prefer to address “Facts, Figuring and Finger Pointing.” Report actually refers to writing based on the facts; writers are taught to avoid inferring or making a judgment based on personal beliefs.
Nine months after Tire Factory Inc.’s former CEO announced its members would join Point S and rebrand their stores, Tire Factory dealers gathered for their annual meeting in Portland, Ore. It was the first comprehensive gathering of members since the May 2015 announcement.
As many of you know by now, Jim Smith, the editor of Tire Review, died on Feb. 18 at the young age of 57. Jim entered the industry as assistant editor for Modern Tire Dealer in June of 1984, and had already moved up to senior editor when he called me to see if I was interested in his vacated assistant editor position. Thirty-one years later, I am still here, and I have Jim to thank for it.
Although it would be fair to say that the problem of part-worn tire sales has remained at a manageable level for the European industry during the past couple of years, it is still viewed as a serious thorn in the side of the safety image of modern tires — and nowhere more so than in the UK.
Retailing is a complex endeavor. I recall my first day working at a retail sales counter in a high-volume location. Customers came streaming through the doors in the morning, the phone never stopped ringing, and it seemed chaotic.
Maryland’s 58-point vehicle inspection procedure is one of the most thorough in the country, according to Tim Nester, manager of the Bay Area Tire & Service Center in Severna Park, Md.
According to the results of our latest tire dealer survey, demand for replacement tires increased in January. Indeed, from a volume standpoint the dealers reported they sold 0.9% more tires in January on a year-over-year basis, following a 0.8% increase in December and a 0.6% increase in November.